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emancipate

e·man·ci·pate

emancipate

 
 
pronunciation:
ih maen s peIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: emancipated, emancipates, emancipating
definition 1: to free from some external control or constraint, such as enslavement or ignorance.
The prisoner was emancipated when new evidence showed he was not guilty.The proclamation of 1863 emancipated slaves in the United States.
synonyms:
deliver, free, liberate, release, unfetter
antonyms:
enslave
similar words:
discharge, enfranchise, loose, manumit, unleash, unshackle
definition 2: in law, to release (a child) from parental control.
derivations: emancipative (adj.), emancipatory (adj.), emancipator (n.)
Word Parts
The word emancipate contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.